2006 Concours d'Elegance Meadow Brook: Boogety-Boogety-Bugatti Veyron


Yes, we're spoiled here in Metro Detroit. Every day, and double on Shabbos, there's some kind of a car event or auto show. But one of us had the opportunity to check out the Concours d'Elegance just down the road from us on the grounds of Oakland University's historic Meadow Brook Hall, and let's be frank — it was boring as hell. Yes, the 300 or so cars were most definetly amazing, but as one Jalopnik reader told us, after about 45 minutes you've seen all the cars and you're wondering what's next. We did manage to catch a few real diamonds amidst the rough, one of them being the car you see below in the photo gallery. That's right, we've got a sighting of the W16 engined-beast from the company owned by the folks at VDub. And the "V" is the thing, as It's got 16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders — the equivalent of two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a "V" configuration — all to generate somewhere around 1000 hp. So basically, it's one of the fastest and most expensive cars on earth. And here's a photo gallery to show that it doesn't flinch when it comes to looks either.

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